A class mission statement sets a clear focus for who we are, who we strive to be, and what it will take to reach our goals.
Students began the process on the first day of school by imagining and then describing what a Leader in Me School should be like. They imagined what it would look like, the sounds they would hear, the attitudes of students/staff, and what it would feel like to attend a school like the one they imagined.
Today they took that information and drafted mission statements independently. After that, students formed cooperative groups and compiled one mission statement together. At the end of the day, we ended up with twenty-five amazing mission statements. From those twenty-five, students will draft one mission statement that reflects the vision and mission of the fifth grade class at DES.
Below is one example: